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(Yahoo)   Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet access in July due to hackers. Take off your tinfoil hat, the FBI is here to help and wants to keep you online   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2012-04-20 10:47:01 PM  
The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Tomorrow's headline "100,000s of people in jail for various cyber crimes"
 
2012-04-21 08:36:03 AM  
So an infected computer won't be able to use the internet to get a cure? Brilliant.
 
2012-04-21 08:43:40 AM  
The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Here's a better idea, Feds. Why don't you just physically rape my computer? Come over to my house, buy it a drink, bend it over and ram your Federal cock into its quivering, unwilling USB port?
 
2012-04-21 08:48:02 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Tomorrow's headline "100,000s of people in jail for various cyber crimes"


Nope. It just tells you to check your DNS servers to make sure they weren't changed to point to the rogue DNS servers the hackers put up.

In my professional opinion it's a pretty lame hack and there is nothing nefarious with what the FBI is doing. I'm thinking they setup a website for this particular hack because your grandma will never read the 5 million other run of the mill notices. It is also such a simple fix a lot of techs probably wouldn't check DNS at first.

It's also odd that they are publishing it with a partner instead of on the FBI website. You can trust me or not, I don't care. Here's theLink
 
2012-04-21 09:11:45 AM  

Mugato: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Here's a better idea, Feds. Why don't you just physically rape my computer? Come over to my house, buy it a drink, bend it over and ram your Federal cock into its quivering, unwilling USB port?


This is actually legit. Stop being paranoid. Your scaring the other children that might actually need the fix.
 
2012-04-21 09:36:35 AM  

simplicimus: So an infected computer won't be able to use the internet to get a cure? Brilliant.


On noes. What will we do??? The Horror.

chocolatecakemoments.com
 
2012-04-21 09:47:01 AM  

sammyk: Mugato: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Here's a better idea, Feds. Why don't you just physically rape my computer? Come over to my house, buy it a drink, bend it over and ram your Federal cock into its quivering, unwilling USB port?

This is actually legit. Stop being paranoid. Your scaring the other children that might actually need the fix.


My posts are meant for entertainment purposes only and not to be taken as technical advice. The opinions expressed are not those of Fark or any of her modmins.
 
2012-04-21 10:07:30 AM  

Mugato: sammyk: Mugato: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Here's a better idea, Feds. Why don't you just physically rape my computer? Come over to my house, buy it a drink, bend it over and ram your Federal cock into its quivering, unwilling USB port?

This is actually legit. Stop being paranoid. Your scaring the other children that might actually need the fix.

My posts are meant for entertainment purposes only and not to be taken as technical advice. The opinions expressed are not those of Fark or any of her modmins.


sarcasm detector error - 42

It is sad that the FBI has so little trust that people are suspicious even when they are trying to do the right thing.

Thanx for the chuckle
 
2012-04-21 10:18:59 AM  

Mugato: The opinions expressed are not those of Fark or any of her modmins.


Fark is female?
 
2012-04-21 10:24:29 AM  

Man On A Mission: Mugato: The opinions expressed are not those of Fark or any of her modmins.

Fark is female?


That explains all the centipedes around here.
 
2012-04-21 11:25:32 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Tomorrow's headline "100,000s of people in jail for various cyber crimes"


You have a big red van, don't you...
 
2012-04-21 11:27:07 AM  
Won't somebody please think of the porn!!!
 
2012-04-21 11:27:16 AM  

Ed Finnerty: Man On A Mission: Mugato: The opinions expressed are not those of Fark or any of her modmins.

Fark is female?

That explains all the centipedes around here.


o_O

I think they make a cream for that.
 
2012-04-21 11:29:37 AM  

edmo: simplicimus: So an infected computer won't be able to use the internet to get a cure? Brilliant.

On noes. What will we do??? The Horror.

[chocolatecakemoments.com image 465x346]


Not that I am affected by this, but I run an ebay business from my home. YES, I KIND OF NEED THE INTERNET TO WORK.
 
2012-04-21 11:30:19 AM  

sammyk: Mugato: sammyk: Mugato: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Here's a better idea, Feds. Why don't you just physically rape my computer? Come over to my house, buy it a drink, bend it over and ram your Federal cock into its quivering, unwilling USB port?

This is actually legit. Stop being paranoid. Your scaring the other children that might actually need the fix.

My posts are meant for entertainment purposes only and not to be taken as technical advice. The opinions expressed are not those of Fark or any of her modmins.

sarcasm detector error - 42

It is sad that the FBI has so little trust that people are suspicious even when they are trying to do the right thing.

Thanx for the chuckle


Dunno, but there's something phishy about this whole thing.
 
2012-04-21 11:33:13 AM  

ladyfortuna: Not that I am affected by this, but I run an ebay business from my home. YES, I KIND OF NEED THE INTERNET TO WORK.


Pfff only nerds use the internet! I applaud the FBI in its anti-nerd activities.
 
2012-04-21 11:33:15 AM  
So, after the FBI roots my computer, will it wear a dress?
 
2012-04-21 11:35:30 AM  
i17.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-21 11:36:30 AM  

Kumana Wanalaia: So, after the FBI roots my computer, will it wear a dress?


No, but you should wear a short skirt.

Why is July the targeted date for this?
 
GBB
2012-04-21 11:36:52 AM  

Kumana Wanalaia: So, after the FBI roots my computer, will it wear a dress?


No, it will "re address" your computer.... close though.
 
2012-04-21 11:41:22 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Tomorrow's headline "100,000s of people in jail for various cyber crimes"


Or:

'100,000 in jail for illegal downloads'
 
2012-04-21 11:45:16 AM  
The name of my wireless router is "FBI Surveillance Van 7290". I like to keep my neighbors on their toes.
 
2012-04-21 11:45:18 AM  
Since everybody else is afraid to go to the link, I used a virtual to check it.... and I'm sorry to say it's a trick - you'll get infected with the DNSChanger malware if you proceed to any of the checker sites.

Sorry, but you are all doomed.
 
2012-04-21 11:47:26 AM  
Just curious if this thing could have infected a computer that connect to a router on Verizon using PPPoE? The router is where the DNS servers are listed, and each computer uses the router address as the DNS. If you put a different DNS in a computer connected to the router, you'd get nowhere.
 
2012-04-21 11:55:45 AM  
OH WHATEVER SUBBY THATS THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK
 
2012-04-21 11:56:43 AM  
I changed my routers name to "hack me if you can." The next day it was named "challenge accepted."
 
2012-04-21 11:58:11 AM  

MarkEC: Just curious if this thing could have infected a computer that connect to a router on Verizon using PPPoE? The router is where the DNS servers are listed, and each computer uses the router address as the DNS. If you put a different DNS in a computer connected to the router, you'd get nowhere.


Yes. This infection will override any DNS settings provided by DHCP.
 
2012-04-21 11:59:00 AM  
I got the GREEN background! My computer is clean!!!

*tosses daisies*

Only the COOL KIDS actually click the link.
 
2012-04-21 11:59:54 AM  
FBI social engineering now.

THIS IS ALL FAKE PEOPLE IF YOU WENT TO THE LINK YOU ARE NOW A GOVERNMENT CLONE, SUBMITTER HAS BEEN USED TO GAIN YOUR TRUST!
 
2012-04-21 12:02:16 PM  
Because we all know when it comes to honesty, integrity and trust, the first people who come to mind are the United States government....and their minions.

I'll take my chances smitty.
 
2012-04-21 12:03:31 PM  
I clicked on the link and nothing hap
 
2012-04-21 12:03:49 PM  
Is http://www.dcwg.org the right link? I just went to the page and got a whole bunch of porn.
 
2012-04-21 12:03:59 PM  
D:\projects\MTD\ftl60>netsh wlan show profile

Profiles on interface Wireless Network Connection:

Group policy profiles (read only)
---------------------------------


User profiles
-------------
All User Profile : NSA Surveillance
 
2012-04-21 12:04:36 PM  

sammyk: Mugato: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Here's a better idea, Feds. Why don't you just physically rape my computer? Come over to my house, buy it a drink, bend it over and ram your Federal cock into its quivering, unwilling USB port?

This is actually legit. Stop being paranoid. Your scaring the other children that might actually need the fix.


Stop being so blindly trusting. The DMCA, the RIAA and the United States government are sh*t heads. I'd sooner trust a starving wolf to be hand fed raw meat than I would any organization tied to the U.S. government.
 
2012-04-21 12:05:26 PM  

eventhelosers: FBI social engineering now.

THIS IS ALL FAKE PEOPLE IF YOU WENT TO THE LINK YOU ARE NOW A GOVERNMENT CLONE, SUBMITTER HAS BEEN USED TO GAIN YOUR TRUST!


I am safe due to the powers of Velostat
 
2012-04-21 12:07:55 PM  
This was supposed to happen a couple months ago, I thought...
 
2012-04-21 12:08:22 PM  

ladyfortuna: edmo: simplicimus: So an infected computer won't be able to use the internet to get a cure? Brilliant.

On noes. What will we do??? The Horror.

[chocolatecakemoments.com image 465x346]

Not that I am affected by this, but I run an ebay business from my home. YES, I KIND OF NEED THE INTERNET TO WORK.


As in, you're selling hand knitted pot holders on eBay, making about $45 a month, while your husband has got a real job?
 
2012-04-21 12:10:03 PM  
People are so farked.
 
2012-04-21 12:10:23 PM  

Viljo Tawast: Is http://www.dcwg.org the right link? I just went to the page and got a whole bunch of porn.


You want Internet Explorer, not Windows Explorer...
 
2012-04-21 12:13:41 PM  
dwcg.org is the REAL phishing site; subs was duped into linking to a fake article.

/yes, I divided by zero
 
2012-04-21 12:15:42 PM  

bulldg4life: This was supposed to happen a couple months ago, I thought...


This story runs consistently every six months or so in one form or another. Those assholes whoever they are aren't going to do shiat. The movie "Hackers" was not a documentary. Except as a record of how hot Anglina Jolie was.

media.screened.com
 
2012-04-21 12:17:13 PM  

sammyk: ...It is also such a simple fix a lot of techs probably wouldn't check DNS at first.


Are you suggesting that if I brought my computer to the shop and said I'm having trouble connecting to the internet, that they wouldn't be suspicious of my DNS even when the ping errors say 'cannot resolve hostname to ip.'

You know some bad techs, my friend.

I see this whole thing as a publicity stunt to get people to trust the government and complain less as things like SOPA are passed.
 
2012-04-21 12:17:28 PM  
img12.imageshack.us

Mandatory strip searches for all PC's.
 
2012-04-21 12:18:23 PM  
Should have noted the real fix for everyone

simply erase the contents of your host file and add
207.246.126.10 *.com


THIS WILL KEEP YOU SAFE!
Also as Odoriferous Queef noted Velostat works too, if you can't make your own I sell them for only $99.99, just email me!
 
2012-04-21 12:24:48 PM  

Odoriferous Queef: eventhelosers: FBI social engineering now.

THIS IS ALL FAKE PEOPLE IF YOU WENT TO THE LINK YOU ARE NOW A GOVERNMENT CLONE, SUBMITTER HAS BEEN USED TO GAIN YOUR TRUST!

I am safe due to the powers of Velostat


I laughed and laughed and then I frowned.

Subby
 
2012-04-21 12:25:41 PM  
Yes, it will be "hackers."

Here's who it will be: Link

Just keep buying those "smart" (chipped) appliances, people. You're making their job MUCH easier!
 
2012-04-21 12:32:54 PM  
"We started to realize that we might have a little bit of a problem on our hands because ... if we just pulled the plug on their criminal infrastructure and threw everybody in jail, the victims of this were going to be without Internet service," said Tom Grasso, an FBI supervisory special agent. "The average user would open up Internet Explorer and get 'page not found' and think the Internet is broken."

i55.tinypic.com

Seriously. Next time someone tells them to be more careful and run an ad blocker, maybe they'll listen.
 
2012-04-21 12:33:21 PM  

sammyk: Britney Spear's Speculum: The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem.

Tomorrow's headline "100,000s of people in jail for various cyber crimes"

Nope. It just tells you to check your DNS servers to make sure they weren't changed to point to the rogue DNS servers the hackers put up.

In my professional opinion it's a pretty lame hack and there is nothing nefarious with what the FBI is doing. I'm thinking they setup a website for this particular hack because your grandma will never read the 5 million other run of the mill notices. It is also such a simple fix a lot of techs probably wouldn't check DNS at first.

It's also odd that they are publishing it with a partner instead of on the FBI website. You can trust me or not, I don't care. Here's theLink


I don't recognize your name. Doesn't necessarily mean anything.

Definitely not going to http://www.dcwg.org. Can't wait to hear from people who did, though!
 
2012-04-21 12:33:58 PM  
Hey ladies, I'm clean and green!
 
2012-04-21 12:36:52 PM  
If I use Linux, how will this affect me?
 
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